Taliban executed civilians, recruited child soldiers, UN chief of rights warn


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern on Tuesday that it had obtained “disastrous and credible reports” of serious human rights abuses, including “summary execution” by Afghan Taliban terrorists.

Michelle Bachelet did not provide additional details about the findings while speaking at an emergency meeting with the UN Human Rights Council, but she asked to set up a mechanism to closely monitor the Taliban’s actions. I urged members of the council.

“At this crucial moment, the people of Afghanistan are looking to the Human Rights Council to defend and protect their rights,” Bachelet said.

“I urge the Council to take bold and active action commensurate with the seriousness of this crisis by establishing a dedicated mechanism for closely monitoring the evolving human rights situation in Afghanistan.” She added.

According to the High Commissioner, civilians and former Afghan security forces faced executions, and she said she would make a more complete written report of the allegations in March 2022.

Epoch Times Photo
Afghan security forces officials took over the police headquarters in Herat, Afghanistan’s third largest city, and occupied the capital of another major district just 150 km (95 miles) from the capital Kabul in August. I guarded the roadside of Herat. December 12, 2021. (AFP photo via Getty Images) (AFP photo via Getty Images)

According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reportCivilian casualties from January 1st to June 30th increased by almost 50% compared to the same period in 2020.

Bachelet said she believed that the death toll had increased further between July and August, at about the same time that the Taliban intensified the attack and ruled the country.

In addition, reports of other serious human rights abuses, such as the recruitment of child soldiers and restrictions on women’s rights, have been made in many areas under the effective control of the Taliban throughout the deprived Middle East. I understood.

“I will adopt the corresponding norms of governance and human rights in the Taliban and work to reestablish social cohesion and reconciliation, including respect for the rights of all who have suffered during decades of conflict. I urge you to do so, “Bashlet said.

She warned in an emergency session on Tuesday at the request of Pakistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that the Taliban’s treatment of women and girls would be a “fundamental red line.”

Epoch Times Photo
An Afghan woman arrives on a second evacuation plane carrying Afghan collaborators and their families who landed at Trehon de Aldos Air Force Base 30 km (18.6 miles) from Madrid on August 20, 2021. Line up in a row. (POOL / AFP via Mariscal / MARISCAL / Getty Images)

Pakistan’s ambassador to Karil Hashmi said the resolution was agreed later that day by the Geneva Forum, expressing serious concern about reporting the breach and sending a “message of solidarity to the people of Afghanistan.”

Nasir Ahmad Andisha, a senior Afghan diplomat in the exiled government, calls for accountability for the Taliban’s actions, creating an “uncertain and miserable” situation in which millions fear their lives. explained.

However, China’s UN ambassador to Geneva, Chen Xu, said the U.S. military and the troops of other coalition partners, including the United Kingdom and Australia, should be held liable for alleged infringement by their troops in Afghanistan. Said there is.

The United States accused the attacks of civilians, journalists, activists, and minority groups, but did not name the Taliban.

Following this month’s swift attack by the Taliban and the takeover of the country, there have been reports of humanitarian crises and violence and atrocities committed to the people of Afghanistan by designated terrorist organizations.

On August 19, 2021, Taliban terrorists patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul / AP photo)

A Taliban spokesman announced an amnesty, explaining that the group was more modest, saying women could work and go to school or college, but recent reports of violence by terrorist groups did. It shows that it is not.

Women were mostly trapped in their homes when the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan in 2001 before US-led military operations removed the group from power. Almost all women were forbidden to receive education, and women outside the home needed burqas and male chaperones.

Under extremist rules, public executions for those convicted of murder or adultery were also used as punishments, and amputations for those convicted of theft were used.

Reuters contributed to this report.

from NTD News

Lorenz Duchamps